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Roshan to sponsor Afghanistan’s top football league for another 3 years

Roshan will remain the title sponsor of the Roshan Afghan Premier League for the next three years. This announcement was made by the telecommunication company Roshan, the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF), and Afghan Media conglomerate Moby on Thursday. “As the

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FIFA funds programs to boost Afghan football

Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has invested in various projects to boost football in Afghanistan. Afghan football receives new headquarters, an indoor futsal hall and a beach soccer pitch through FIFA’s Goal and Challenger programs. FIFA invested a total

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Afghan Premier League players and coach to receive training from FIFA certified coaches

For the first time since its inception three years ago, the RAPL has invited professional FIFA-certified coaches to train RAPL players and RAPL coaches.  Several coaches from Tajikistan and one from Uzbekistan will be participating in the upcoming season: Boir

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Afghan national football team captain Amiri appointed as Roshan's Business Ambassador

Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading telecommunications provider, has appointed Islamuddin Amiri, the captain of the national football team, as their new business ambassador. “I am really proud of becoming a family member of Roshan Telecommunication Company and I hope that in the

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Afghan national football team captain Amiri appointed as Roshan’s Business Ambassador

Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading telecommunications provider, has appointed Islamuddin Amiri, the captain of the national football team, as their new business ambassador. “I am really proud of becoming a family member of Roshan Telecommunication Company and I hope that in the

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Menial budget allocated for Afghan Football Federation for 2014

Despite the tremendous achievements of Afghanistan’s national football team, the Ministry of Finance has slashed the budget for the Afghan Football Federation (AFF) for 2014. Finance Ministry has earmarked a total of USD 700,000 to the AFF with no additional

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Afghanistan wins 2013 FIFA Fair Play Award

Afghanistan was announced winner of the 2013 FIFA Fair Play award at the Ballon d’Or Award Ceremony held in Zurich, Switzerland. The Fair Play Award is a FIFA recognition of a team who demonstrates remarkable achievements in grassroots level football.

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Afghanistan one of the candidates for 2013 FIFA Fair Play Award

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has nominated the Afghan Football Federation (AFF) for the 2013 Fair Play Award. “Afghanistan, on the basis of the achievements gained in football over the year 2013, has now been nominated for 2013

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Mansur Faqiryar to establish professional football club in Afghanistan

Afghan goal keeper and winner of the North Athlete of the Year Award in Germany, Mansur Faqiryar, plans to set up a football club in Afghanistan in an attempt to provide professional training to children and youths passionate about football.

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Afghan goalkeeper wins the North Athlete of the Year Award in Germany

Afghan national football team’s goalkeeper, Mansur Faqiryar, received the best North Athlete of the Year Award in Germany. Faqiyar was nominated for the award for his outstanding performance in VfB Oldenburg football division. Based on a poll conducted by Germany’s

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English Premier League to support Afghan Football Federation

English Premier League is expected to sign an agreement with the Afghan Football Federation (AFF) in Dubai within two months. This comes after British Prime Minister David Cameron accompanied by England’s top football player Michael Owen visited southern Afghanistan and

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Afghan footballer Arash Hatefi scores for Mumbai FC

By Ahmadshah Ghanizada- Afghan footballer Arash Hatefi shined for Mumbai Football Club – Mumbai FC during the 12th match of I-League against East Bengal. The Mumbai FC defeated East Bengal 3-2 to register their first home win, with Arash Hatefi

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Afghanistan steps up to 129th position in FIFA ranking

In the updated FIFA world ranking, Afghanistan rose 4 places and now ranks 129th. Afghanistan won the  2013 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship after their 3-0 victory against the former SAFF champions, India. Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan remained unchanged

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Kabul’s Shaheen Asmayee wins the RAPL trophy

In the final match of second season of the Roshan Afghan Premier League (RAPL), Afghanistan’s first national football association, Kabul’s Shaheen Asmayee defeated northern club Simorgh Alborz 3-1 to claim the league title. Hashmatullah Barakzai, a hero of the Afghan

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Oqaban Hindukosh qualifies for the RAPL semi-finals

The match between Shaheen Asmayee and Oqaban Hindukosh in the 2013 Roshan Afghan Premier League (RAPL) held on Monday, ended in a 1-1 draw; and Oqaban Hindukosh qualified for the semi-finals with seven points. In the first week of the

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Maiwand Atalan eliminated from APL

Shaheen Asmayee defeated De Maiwand Atalan 2-0 in the Roshan Afghan Premier League (RAPL) on Friday. In the match, Hashmatullah (#10) and Amrudeen Sharifi (#9) of Asmayee scored two goals in the 54th and 86th minutes of the game, eliminating

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Toofan Harirod and Simorgh Alborz Clash Again

Today, Afghanistan is going to witness the clash of the two giant clubs of the Afghan Roshan Premier League: Toofan Harirod vs Simorgh Alborz. The two rivals met in last season’s final, where Toofan Harirod beat Simorgh Alborz and claimed

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Turkish Afghan Mining Company to sponsor football club Mawjhai Amu

The Turkish Afghan Mining Company (TAMC) and the Afghan Premier League (APL) have agreed to sponsor one of Afghanistan’s football clubs, Mawjhai Amu. Mawjhai Amu represents the North East Region of Afghanistan, covering provinces of Badakhshan, Takhar, Kunduz and Baghlan.

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Toofan Harirod at the top in the 2013 RAPL Rankings

In the fourth week of the Roshan Afghan Premier League (RAPL), Toofan Harirod defeated North-East’s Mawjhai Amu 3-0 on Friday. Over 6,000 football fans had gathered at the AFF Stadium in Kabul city. Majority of the spectators were cheering for

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Afghanistan Jumps from 139th to 132nd in FIFA Rankings

Afghanistan has jumped seven places in the international football federation’s (FIFA) world rankings – the biggest mover in the latest edition of the rankings – boosted by its success in the 2013 South Asia Football Federation (SAFF) Cup. The Afghan

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Afghanistan brings home SAFF cup

In a highly anticipated championship match, the Afghan National Football Team defeated India soundly 2-0 on Wednesday night to take the 2013 SAFF Cup. It was the first time in history Afghanistan has won the tournament. Celebrations erupted around the

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Afghanistan storms into the SAFF Cup final after 1-0 victory against Nepal

The Afghan National Football Team narrowly beat Nepal 1-0 in the semi-final match of the 2013 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Cup on Sunday night. After its harrowing victory against the tournament hosts, Afghanistan will face-off against the winner of

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Afghanistan seals a 3-0 win against Bhutan in SAFF opening match

The Afghan National Football Team defeated Bhutan 3-0 in its first match of the 2013 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Cup on Monday evening in Kathmandu, Nepal. Haroon Fakhruddin (#12) scored the first goal for Afghanistan in the ’37 minute

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Afghanistan vs Nepal in tomorrow’s South Asian Cup match

The Afghan National Football Team will face Bhutan on Monday in the South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup (SAFF) held in Nepal. The match will be broadcasted live on TOLO and Lamar TV starting at 2:00pm Kabul time. The Afghan

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Afghanistan vs Nepal in tomorrow's South Asian Cup match

The Afghan National Football Team will face Bhutan on Monday in the South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup (SAFF) held in Nepal. The match will be broadcasted live on TOLO and Lamar TV starting at 2:00pm Kabul time. The Afghan

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